(From Canadian HR Reporter) -- Slightly more than one-third (36 per cent) of Canadian workers are seriously considering leaving their organization, up sharply from 26 per cent in 2006. Another 22 per cent are indifferent about leaving but are increasingly dissatisfied with their employers and yield the lowest scores on key measures of engagement, according to Mercer's new What's Working survey.

"This erosion in employee sentiment has business consequences that reach well beyond the direct costs of employee turnover," said Madeline Avedon, a principal at Mercer's human capital business. "Canadian employees, in particular, are more engaged when they can deliver quality service and have a positive view of their company."

Of the top six survey questions that employees most correlate to their engagement, four focus on commitment to quality and future success of the organization, found the survey conducted among nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries, including more than 2,000 workers in Canada.

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